Nukunonu, Tokelau, New Zealand

Nukunonu, is a group of coral islets within Tokelau in the south Pacific Ocean. Covering 5.5 km², it is the largest of the three islands that constitute Tokelau, and is composed of an atoll surrounding a central lagoon, which itself covers some 90 km². The main settlement on the atoll is located on Nukunonu Island at the southwestern edge of the lagoon with a concrete bridge joining the two areas of settlement.

The island is covered with groves of coconut palms and low trees and shrubs. The sea birds, hermit crabs, rats, and insects are thought to be about the same as on other similar central Pacific islands; and there is abundant marine life about the fringing reef, and in the shallow lagoon, which contains reefs and coral heads.

Things to See and Do

* Village Walk
* Weaving demonstration
* Nukunonu cemetery
* Catholic Church

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Tokelau
Land Area – 5.5 km²
Population – 430 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style, two parallel flat pins Japanese style
Time - GMT plus 12 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Port Location – There is no port on Nukunonu, visitors are transferred from their ship by whale boat.

Transport Links – Nukunonu can be accessed by boat from Apia in Western Samoa. The trip takes approximately 30 hours.

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